The New mCRPC Drugs

In this first of a series of Ask the Experts features centering on prostate cancer, Renal & Urology News presents separate interviews with two prominent researchers, Tomasz M. Beer, MD, and E. David Crawford, MD, who discuss their experiences with the new medications for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

Get a preview of the NKF session on improving Nephrology care with point-of-care ultrasound.

Earlier vs Later Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Men with earlier versus later biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy have different etiologies for rising PSA levels, researchers concluded.

Tolvaptan Slows Renal Function in ADPKD

Tolvaptan treatment has a sustained disease-modifying effect on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), according to a new review.

New Clues to CKD-MBD

Bone expression of sclerostin and parathyroid hormone receptor-1 increased in earlier stages of CKD, whereas FGF-23 and phosphorylated b-catenin showed increased expression in later stages.

Family History Not an AS Criterion

Family history of prostate cancer (PCa) is unlikely to be a reason to exclude men from active surveillance (AS) for low-risk PCa, researchers reported.

Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Doctors don't always get sued because they make mistakes; it's often because they disregard patients.

Post-Op Low-Risk RCC Recurrence Uncommon

In a study, the 5-year risk of recurrence was 4.8%, 18.1%, and 46.3% for patients with low-, intermediate-, and high-risk disease.

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable

Men who undergo multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) for suspected prostate cancer (PCa) and have negative findings are highly unlikely to have clinically significant PCa.

Corrective Plans May Accompany HIPAA Fines

In serious breach cases, the HHS Office of Civil Rights may impose corrective action plans to prevent breaches from recurring.

Advanced CKD Diet

Few nephrologists currently prescribe nutritional regimens for their patients approaching the need for renal replacement therapy or who already require it.

MACRA: What the Rule Is

Incremental shifts over the last decade have pushed medical practices to embrace electronic health records (EHRs), engage in the physician quality reporting system (PQRS) and meaningful use and, most recently, begin to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

How 'Bundling' Changed Dialysis Care

Introduction of the federal government's prospective payment system for dialysis care (“bundling”) on January 1, 2011 has brought about a new frugality and cost-consciousness in the use of medications and other resources in the management of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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